Well, son of a gun. This is a pretty good little burner.
I’ve got to say, I don’t necessarily prefer a single-burner stove over something a little more substantial, but I do think that this is a fine example of a portable stove.
Fully approved by the CPA, this is an extremely portable, simple, and dependable choice– specifically if you’re looking for a single burner. This flashy stove is well designed, and is totally slick in its appearance, but it is also very high functioning. The BTUs leave a bit to be desired, maxing out at a level of generating 9000, but that’s really all you need for basic camping and outdoor activities, anyway.
In case you can’t tell by the name, it’s a gas stove, and it ignites with the ever popular Piezo type starter, which is an electric ignition. The gas used is butane, which can be slightly annoying to track down at times; ask around, do some research, and find a retailer to stock up from. Butane tanks aren’t quite as prominent as propane tanks in most areas, but once you find a few sources this should refrain from being an issue. Regardless, don’t let a lack of matches or a lighter keep you hungry in the dark, just make sure to bring the fuel!
Included in the insanely affordable cost of under $30 is a black carrying case which acts an incredibly convenient storage container for the stove. Even without this addition, this 3 pound stove would be earning portability points, but the case certainly helps. Speaking of size, this guy really is quite diminutive in nature– with dimensions of 11.2 x 4.4 x 13.5 inches, those portability points just keep on wracking up. It’s made from stainless steel, though, and is quite durable and dependable, despite its small stature. Also, it will fit your 13 inch pans comfortably, but it wouldn’t be wise to go much bigger than that!
To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure what I’d think about this portable stove. I was pretty skeptical when I first examined it, though I was at least a bit intrigued by the aesthetic of the thing. But, to tell you the truth again, that skepticism was ill-founded, and this is an absolutely fantastic burner. If you’re looking for a safe, simple, durable little unit to do some basic outdoor cooking on, I will put the name of Survival Cooking on the line with confidence and say that this is a fine selection. At $25, you can’t go wrong with a Gas One portable stove.